Cyrenians



Social Bite showcases prototype eco house during Edinburgh Festival

The prototype of a home which will be built in a new Social Bite village for the homeless in Edinburgh is on show in St Andrews Square during the Edinburgh Festival.

Published 11 August 2017

Work starts on Social Bite’s homeless village with first residents expected by Christmas

The houses for Social Bite’s new village are now under construction with members of Edinburgh’s homeless community expected to be onsite before Christmas this year, Social Bite co-founder, Josh Littlejohn MBE, confirmed today.

Published 19 July 2017

Edinburgh businesses to fund police officers and homeless charity workers

Businesses in Edinburgh city centre are to help fund police officers and charity workers to address issues of homelessness and begging in the area.

Published 8 June 2017

Blog: Snap! Another election

Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken outlines his questions for candidates in the upcoming council elections.

Published 21 April 2017

New Facebook Messenger ‘bot’ to teach Scots about causes of youth homelessness

A Scottish charity has launched a new Facebook Messenger “bot” to teach Scots about the real causes of homelessness amongst young people after research found nearly half believe it is through choice or a refusal to accept assistance.

Published 20 April 2017

Homelessness efforts hampered by ‘lack of political leadership and urgency’, say charities

Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland

Published 4 April 2017

Blog: Stigma of Homelessness

Putting people with lived experience of homelessness at the centre of the solution is key, writes Ewan Aitken as he blogs on Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness Conference.

Published 31 March 2017

Blog: Changing the dialogue on homelessness

Ewan Aitken of homelessness charity Cyrenians blogs ahead of Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness Conference 2017

Published 3 March 2017

Cyrenians and St Martin’s to jointly tackle homelessness in Edinburgh

The Cyrenians charity has launched a new venture in partnership with the St Martin-in-the-Fields charity designed to bring together workers on the frontline of homelessness in Edinburgh.

Published 17 February 2017

Edinburgh Napier Hackathon event tackles city’s homelessness

Students from Edinburgh Napier University have showcased their creative skills at a 24 hour event aimed at tackling homelessness in the city.

Published 16 February 2017

Judge rejects homeless human trafficking victim’s claim for housing

A human trafficking victim whose application for accommodation as a homeless person was rejected by a Scottish local authority has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed.

Published 26 January 2017

Top chefs team up in annual charity cook off to support homelessness

Some of the country’s top chefs will team up with Cyrenians and Edinburgh College to lay on a gastronomic spectacular and raise money for people excluded from family, home, work or community.

Published 17 November 2016

A quarter of Scots say poverty is caused by laziness

A new poll published by a Scottish charity seeking to challenge public perceptions of those in need has found that more than a quarter of Scots believe poverty is a result of laziness.

Published 22 October 2015

Cyrenians becomes a Living Wage employer

Poverty charity Cyrenians has been awarded Living Wage status.

Published 20 May 2015